Children face many losses as they grow up, and cope with the resulting grief without the life experience, support systems, or strategies of adults. Many children experience the illness or death of a loved one. In recent years, more children are experiencing decreased life consistency and stability from parental unemployment, home loss/relocation, military parent deployments, and family separations. All of these losses involve a similar grief process and are influenced by development, family dynamics, and psychological, physiological, social, and cultural factors. This course will help therapists increase sensitivity to the phenomenon of loss and grief in children and develop effective play therapy treatment plans for grieving children.
In spring 2020, Zoom will be used to deliver instruction remotely. Enrolled students can expect further communication from the instructor/department closer to the start date.
Other Credits: BBS: 7 CE Hrs.
Note: Applies toward the Certificate in Play Therapy. While the Department of Psychiatry is aware of the research on the efficacy of play therapy*, it cannot specifically endorse each play therapy intervention included in each class in the play therapy certificate program. * http://www.a4pt.org/?page=Research
Course Number: PSY-40382
Credit: 0.50 unit(s)